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Coventry's Verrier studies on Greek island through grant

January 10, 2014

COVENTRY—A local woman got the chance to examine thousands of pieces of pottery during a trip to Crete last summer thanks to a grant from the University of Rhode Island (URI).

Danielle Verrier, 24, of Coventry, graduated from URI in May with a degree in archaeology and classical studies. Prior to graduating she had applied for a $1,000 grant from the Undergraduate Research Initiative to travel to the Greek island of Crete to look at the archeological site of Mochlos to find out when the volcano on the nearby island had erupted.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Local reps looking forward to New Year

January 6, 2014

Now that the ball has dropped and 2014 is upon us, local legislators are looking forward to the upcoming challenges and hopes for their district and the state of Rhode Island.

Representative Patricia Morgan (District 26, Coventry, West Warwick, Warwick) said one of the biggest things that needs to change in the state in 2014 is its economy.

“Our economy needs a real game changer and not just a tiny one but we need a dramatic change now,” she added.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Anthony residents won't see fire tax increase

December 16, 2013

COVENTRY – The frustration that taxpayers have been feeling for the months over not knowing where their fire tax stands only got worse Monday night during the annual budget meeting for the Central Coventry Fire District.

Court-appointed Special Agent Richard Land, Esq. of Chase, Ruttenburg and Freedman, LLP explained that the issue lies with accounting errors that happened in the past three years that were never caught.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Coventry father-son duo helps get all into holiday spirit

December 6, 2013

COVENTRY— A local father-son duo have taken their love for music and used it to collect toys for children less fortunate than them and in December they’ll be traveling to a variety of locations to show off their talent.
Jesse Gauthier and his father Jack have both been playing music most of their lives and together they’ll be collecting toys for the Toys for Tots program for Christmas

For more information, pick up the most recent edition of The Coventry Courier.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Brooke Macomber feels right at home at Coventry High

December 6, 2013

COVENTRY— Coventry High School Assistant Principal Brooke Macomber was named the 2014 Assistant Principal of the Year after being nominated by Principal Michael Hobin.
Like the Principal of the Year competition, which was won by Hobin this year, a board of directors for the Rhode Island Association of School Principals (RIASP) visited the school to speak to students, parents, teachers and the administration before making their decision.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Fire displaces family from home

December 6, 2013

COVENTRY—A two-alarm fire in Coventry displaced a family of six after flames broke out in their downstairs kitchen Monday night.
Central Coventry Fire Chief Andrew Baynes explained that the male homeowner called 911 at 8:06 p.m. after he returned to his home at 9 Grant Drive and noticed a fire in the basement of the raised ranch.
He said firefighters from Central Coventry arrived shortly after and quickly surveyed the area to ensure nobody was still inside.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Victim of accident dies in hospital

December 6, 2013

COVENTRY— A local man died from his injuries last week after being hit by a vehicle on Nov. 23.
Lt. John Shields, spokesperson for the Coventry Police Department, explained that on Monday, Nov. 25 Erik Johnson, 43, of Coventry passed away at Rhode Island Hospital after being struck two days earlier by a vehicle driven by a 17-year-old Coventry girl.
Police stated that Johnson was walking on Washington Street after 6:30 p.m. when he was hit by the car. He suffered a serious head injury.
The girl, whose name will not be released because of her age, was taken to Kent Hospital and released.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Coventry Community Food Bank has a friend in local business

November 22, 2013

COVENTRY— For the seventh year, Coventry Lumber raised funds during its golf tournament at the beginning of September to assist the highly utilized Coventry Community Food Bank.
The golf tournament, which saw approximately 110 participants this year, was created by Co-owner of Coventry Lumber Mike Durand as way to raise money for the food bank.

For more information, pick up a copy of this week's Coventry Courier

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Screaming forces executive session

November 22, 2013

COVENTRY — A meeting that began without an issue quickly exploded into shouts, accusations and arguments when the board’s chairman refused to hear any one with public comment after one resident, Steven Faye, demanded answers for what he called the board’s lack of action with helping the fire district.

For more information, pick up this week's copy of The Coventry Courier

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Thibeault fitting right in as new finance director

November 22, 2013

By KENDRA
LEIGH MILLER
kmiller@ricentral.com

COVENTRY — Robert Thibeault’s got some years of experience serving the town and 15 years of professional financial experience, which made him the perfect fit for the Coventry Finance Director.
Thibeault has been a resident of Coventry for 20 years and has served on the town council in 2006, the sewer sub commission and most recently the planning board.

For more information pick up this week's edition of The Coventry Courier

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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